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The last four years

After reading Mr. Lesmiester’s reader opinion piece, one has to wonder.

Let’s go back and examine the last four years. Four years ago he (Obama) was running around the country spewing his snake oil and being a pied piper to the younger voters and die-hard Democrats.

He made many promises, most of which never materialized. He spent the first several weeks and hundreds of thousands of dollars touring the world and kissing up to every petty dictator he could find.

When he returned to Washington he blamed all of the problems on the previous administration and still does to this day. Then he dreamed up the stimulus plan which has brought us to the brink of bankruptcy and many thousands of which disappeared over seas. Then he stuck his nose into General Motors with many more taxpayer dollars. Then, he had another nightmare and came up with his health care plan. Along the way he visited his pal Putin and got caught by an open microphone telling him after he got his second term he would work with him under the radar. Then he snubs the only true friend we have in the Middle East — Israel.

Now, are the members of the Democratic Party ready to stand up and take the responsibility for the ballooning national debt? When he took office the per family share of the debt was in the $47,000 range. I believe that a conservative estimate would be in the $150,000 range today. I did not ask for him, so you can assume my share also.

I don’t see how anyone, with half a lick of common sense, could consider voting for any of the present administration. The Democratic controlled Senate has failed to present a budget for the last three years. They haven’t been doing their job so they should have been fired or recalled long ago.

Think it over and do the right thing. Send the present administration packing in November.

God bless America.

Vernon C. Irwin


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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